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The deterioration of radiation proctitis after a course of acute urine retention successfully treated by argon plasma coagulation


1 Department of General Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital; School of Medicine, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
2 School of Medicine, National Defense Medical Center; Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital; Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
3 School of Medicine, National Defense Medical Center; Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

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DOI: 10.4103/jmedsci.jmedsci_426_20

Argon plasma coagulation (APC), a nontouch thermoablative therapy, is increasingly recommended as the treatment of choice for radiation proctitis. This paper described a case of recurrent hemorrhagic radiation proctitis after hyperbaric oxygen therapy that deteriorated after a course of acute urine retention successfully treated with APC.


 

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